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Old 08-26-14, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
So why did you post this picture then if you slammed the stem just after? Doesn't take much effort to take a new picture and post it in a hotter position.
Certainly less effort than writing a post like that.
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Originally Posted by RJM
Okay, I generally like Madones and I do really like the paint scheme you picked for this project one. The area that bothers me with your bike is the front handlebar area. There is just way too much black up there...needs more color.

And this is for anybody reading who happens to be working for Trek's design department. What's with your skinny fork going into a massive headtube? It looks wonky....change it.
Color is not permitted in the cockpit. Black black black. The problem I have with the madone is the black paint on the frame, but I really like the orange.
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Old 08-26-14, 02:37 PM
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Disagree. Too much black up there makes it look like a black blob...totally unappealing. Colored bar tape does wonders to a bike's look.
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Originally Posted by RJM
Disagree. Too much black up there makes it look like a black blob...totally unappealing. Colored bar tape does wonders to a bike's look.
Bar tape should be black.
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Old 08-26-14, 02:41 PM
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Nonsense.
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White is pro
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Originally Posted by cderalow
White is pro
Yes meaning only if you have someone to clean and re tape should you try to rock white.

Black only. When I see colored tape I think either its a woman's bike, someone new to cycling, or some weird Fred who thinks every inch of the bike needs to be color coordinated.
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Azdane,
I'm not usually a fan of aero frames but your Cervelo does it for me. HOT!
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Originally Posted by RPK79
Bar tape should be black.
Agreed. However, there are some subtle options for color <see Cinelli Caleido bartape> that can work well without looking bad or cheap. As to white bar tape, despite what all the white bartape evangelists will tell you about ease of cleaning, 90%+ of the white bar tape I see on group rides is dirty. So, unless you are pro and get new bartape every day for every stage, it just doesn't work, imo.
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Originally Posted by kcollier5
Agreed. However, there are some subtle options for color <see Cinelli Caleido bartape> that can work well without looking bad or cheap. As to white bar tape, despite what all the white bartape evangelists will tell you about ease of cleaning, 90%+ of the white bar tape I see on group rides is dirty. So, unless you are pro and get new bartape every day for every stage, it just doesn't work, imo.
Yes, if you plan on hanging your bike on the wall and not riding it there are other color options available to you.
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My bars need to be re-wrapped soon. I think that I'm going to go with blue just to piss off bfers.
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Originally Posted by RPK79
Yes, if you plan on hanging your bike on the wall and not riding it there are other color options available to you.
RPK, maybe you don't know what I was referring to?? Do a search for "Cinelli Caleido Eva black bar tape" (images) and you'll see that you can have color in your bar tape (very subtle though) without it looking dingy or dirty… or needing to hang it on the wall.
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My bars need to be re-wrapped soon. I think that I'm going to go with blue just to piss off bfers.
I will hunt you down, @WhyFi. Don't think I won't.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
My bars need to be re-wrapped soon. I think that I'm going to go with blue just to piss off bfers.
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@halfspeed - then I'd have to save @RPK79 the trouble and hunt myself down.
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Red bar tape is faster.
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Home made bamboo frame. First ride today.

Mix of new 105 and secondhand Dura Ace components. Open Pro with Shimano hubs.
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Home made bamboo frame. First ride today.

Mix of new 105 and secondhand Dura Ace components. Open Pro with Shimano hubs.
r e s p e c t - Bike looks great! Seatpost (which I assume isn't handmade) is awful, imo. But Bike? Two thumbs up only cuz I don't have 3 hands….
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Not mine, but I am going to build the same frame soon so fire away
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Not mine
So why bother posting it?
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So why bother posting it?
To increase your useless post count
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To increase your useless post count
Thanks, but I obviously don't need any help with that. Why else?
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Originally Posted by kcollier5
r e s p e c t - Bike looks great! Seatpost (which I assume isn't handmade) is awful, imo. But Bike? Two thumbs up only cuz I don't have 3 hands….

Seat post is a Thomson.
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